Ryan Reynolds might play a wisecracking assassin on the big screen, but his real-life persona isn't that far removed from his character's mouthy ways -- you know, minus the multiple personality disorder and the hideous scarring.
The "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" star is already talking to media outlets about the recently announced "Deadpool." While "Wolverine" took significant departures from the Merc with a Mouth's origin story -- including adding a variety of superpowers the character never featured -- Reynolds insists that the upcoming version will be a lot closer to his comic book roots.
"I'm intimately involved with it," Reynolds told HitFix about the "X-Men" spin-off. "It's going to be just like the comic books. I'm gonna have a messed up face and you may see some flashbacks of Wade earlier in his life, but primarily what you see is what you get in the comics and that's the goal. And there is no better place to draw material from then the comics which are incredible."
Reynolds, who will play an original superhero called Captain Excellent in the upcoming indie comedy "Paper Man," also mentioned that the writers are trying to work out who the villain of the "Deadpool" movie should be. Deadpool certainly has no shortage of rogues in his gallery, though there's been some speculation that Katee Sackhoff is eyeballing Typhoid Mary for an unnamed Marvel project. In that case, perhaps the villain-casting process is further along than Reynolds is letting on?
Then again, as Reynolds mentions to IGN, there's another villain altogether that we might be discounting -- Deadpool himself.
"The greatest villain in a Deadpool comic is Deadpool," he told the site. "There's a lot you can do there, but you've gotta ask, 'Who's the boss? Who's the guy he's going up against?' But it's breaking the fourth wall; it's including all those things in a way that works, but it's not nearly as hard as it sounds. It can really be done."
Would you like to see Deadpool duke it out with himself or with Typhoid Mary? Maybe all three of 'em can go at it? Wait -- there's something funky in the math there. How 'bout you guys head to the comments and figure it out for us?